I'm thrilled to note the launching of a conservation-related book entitled "Wild West" by local Conservationist Patrick Pikacha.

The book which focuses on the diverse, yet fragile ecosystems of the Solomon Islands Western Province offers the first comprehensive guide to the rich rainforests of the Western Solomon.

Congratulations Mr Pikacha for reaching another milestone in the effort to promote conservation and biodiversity management in the Solomons and Melanesia.